In Memory

Mark Wolgamott

Mark William Wolgamott passed away at his place of residence on September 22th 2016 at the age of 56.

Born October 5th 1959 at the Evangelical Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa, Mark was the youngest child of Wayne and Genevieve (Jenny) Wolgamott and sibling to sister Jayne and brother Robert (Bob).

After graduating from Marshalltown High School, Mark spent two years active duty with the United States Army, stationed in Bradenburg, Germany.  Upon returning home he attended Marshalltown Community College and being a caregiver by nature, began working in local nursing homes as a C.N.A., including the Iowa Veteran’s Home.  It was while working at Marshall County Care Facility that he met Kimberly Mehaffey.  The following year they were married and started a family; they later divorced. Together they raised a daughter, Alexandra, and a son, William.  He was immensely proud of his children and had said being a father was his greatest accomplishment.

He lived in Melbourne and Marshalltown, Iowa for most of his life.  He spent the last three years residing in Des Moines.  The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and residents of The 
Rose of Des Moines for their care and friendship.

Mark was an avid card player, a domino aficionado, a loyal fan of the Hawkeyes, had a memorable sweet tooth and was a curator of music from all genres, but particularly classic rock.  As a lover of game shows he rarely missed an episode of The Price is Right or Wheel of Fortune.  Faith was an important part of his life and he began each morning by reading a passage out of his daily prayer book.

He is survived by his children: Alexandra Wolgamott and William Wolgamott; his three nieces: Jennifer Carrell (Bryan) Jodi Simpkins (Chris) and Gena Wolgamott (Cheria) and his siblings: Jayne (Merle) Conkin and Robert Wolgamott.  Two weeks before passing he became a first time grandfather to Milo Theodore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Genevieve (Jenny) Wolgamott.

A private memorial service will be held by his family in Colorado.